Nepal earthquake reminds of 2015 devastation when 9,000 people lost their lives
Nepal : Once again a devastating earthquake has struck Nepal. Late Friday night, the earthquake in Nepal resulted in collapse of several buildings, while many people were burried under the rubble. At least 128 people were killed and dozens of others injured when a powerful earthquake struck districts in northwestern Nepal just before midnight on Friday, even as rescue teams carried out rescue operations in mountainous villages. Many houses and buildings collapsed in this devastating earthquake.
2015 earthquake in Nepal
The latest earthquake in Nepal has once again reminded us of the devastating earthquake of 2015, which shook the entire world. The earthquake on Friday night has brought back the memories of the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015, in which thousands of people were killed.
The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 was named Gorkha, which killed about 9000 people and injured 22,000. This earthquake occurred near Kathmandu city in central Nepal on April 25, 2015. The tremors of the earthquake that occurred in Nepal in 2015 were also felt in some areas of India, Pakistan, China and Bangladesh. It is said that this was the worst earthquake to hit Nepal since 1934, when 17,000 people were killed in an earthquake of similar intensity.
When earth shook multiple times in Nepal
The tragedy of that earthquake in Nepal can be gauged from the fact that thousands of Nepalese were rendered homeless in one fell swoop. Many families were left stranded and people kept searching for their loved ones in the debris for many days. During the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the earth shook multiple times. The tragdey had left the entire world in shock. There were screams all around and whenever there were tremors, people ran out of their homes. Moreover, people did not even go to their homes for several days.
What intensity was the earthquake?
The first earthquake in 2015 had a magnitude of 7.8, whose epicenter was about 34 km east-southeast of Lamjung and 77 km north-west of Kathmandu. Its depth was about 15 km. After this, two major earthquakes of 6.6 and 6.7 magnitudes struck. A month later in May, another earthquake hit the country, leaving around 100 people dead.